Facts about Thurso



Facts about Thurso:

Thurso is a town located on the north coast of Scotland, in the county of Caithness.
It is the northernmost town on the mainland of Great Britain.
Thurso sits at the mouth of the River Thurso and overlooks the Pentland Firth, a strait known for its strong tidal currents.
The town has a rich Viking heritage and was once an important Norse settlement.
Thurso is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including nearby sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs.
The town is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for surfing, fishing, hiking, and birdwatching.
Thurso is home to the historic Thurso Castle, which dates back to the 19th century and is now a hotel.
The town has a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with various galleries, festivals, and events throughout the year.
Thurso serves as a gateway to the nearby Orkney Islands, with ferry services operating from the town’s harbor.
Agriculture and tourism are significant contributors to the local economy in Thurso.



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